Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The theme song for recruiting and U.S. News season

Between the AALS faculty recruiting conference and the U.S. News popularity poll,* it's jilting time in the legal academy. How dare you like her / him / them better than you like me?

Without a doubt, this is our theme song:

The Bad Girls video based on the same song isn't half bad, either. It's embedded inside the box with Natalie Merchant's original lyrics:

Natalie Merchant, Jealousy, on Tigerlily (1995)
Oh, jealousy

Is she fine
So well bred
The perfect girl
A social deb?

Is she the sort
You've always thought
Could make you
What you're not?

Oh, jealousy

Is she bright
So well read
Are there novels
By her bed?

TigerlilyIs she the sort
That you've always said
Could satisfy
Your head?

Oh, my jealousy

Does she talk
The way I do
Is her voice reminding you
Of the promises
The little white lies too
Sometimes, tell me
While she's touching you
Just by mistake
Accidentally do you say my name?

* Whether "the AALS faculty recruiting conference" and "the U.S. News popularity poll" are in fact superficially different manifestations of the same phenomenon is left as an exercise for the reader.


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